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Old 07-10-2012, 05:09 PM
austinranger85 austinranger85 is offline
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Check/clean your throttle body.

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:09 PM
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I did this and I think that the thang is idling much better now! Looks like around 100 more rpm in park and it stays put instead of fluctuating. I'll have to wait and see if the fix isn't just wishful thinking
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:30 PM
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Things have held steady except for today at lunch it really shook for a minute at startup... hmm.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:25 AM
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Check engine light is on again, dang.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:19 AM
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Ditto that. Not thrilled, new IAC coming...
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:16 AM
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Ditto that. Not thrilled, new IAC coming...
It's not that hard of a job to replace though...

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:54 AM
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Well for anyone who is curios about my situation; I cleaned the gaskets that go between the IACV and the throttle body, and also lowered the idle screw a little bit. Seems to have fixed my problem.

Also, I think that the IACV had been "stuck" since I bought the truck so I never got to feel the truck running while "normal"
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

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It's not that hard of a job to replace though...

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As easy as removing it for cleaning

Thinking about one of the low-cost OBD2 readers, too, just as a tool to have. First use will pay for itself, versus the $100 or so any auto-shop would want just to plug it in..
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:55 AM
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As easy as removing it for cleaning

Thinking about one of the low-cost OBD2 readers, too, just as a tool to have. First use will pay for itself, versus the $100 or so any auto-shop would want just to plug it in..
I'd get a reader that does real time data aswell

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:59 PM
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For that, I'll get the software and run a laptop next to me, so I can keep that running record as a text document

Works for the fuel injected kawi project I'm working on, so I can't see why it wouldn't work for my Ranger, too
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:49 PM
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AAAAAANNND....blarghenschlarg.

Y'know that miss I have? Yeah...OBD2 says #6 is misfiring. Okay, so it's NOT the IAC. THis is good news. Wanna know what's stupid about the whole mess, though?

My #6 plug? Yeah..Bosch Platinum. My #1 plug, though? Autolite XP 104. I have, it seems a mix and match set of plugs in my poor, wee beasty of a truck, I dunno who did THAT tune-up, but God help'em if I ever meet'm in a dark alley....(I friggin' despise shoddy/shitty mechanics...)

Next step...Motorcraft SP-432's to the rescue, full set. The plug wires look to be in top shape, and the coil pack seems to check out too. I suspect this will cure my idle issue..
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:52 PM
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Yeah, defiantly fix those spark plugs, even if it's not the problem. Can't stand when people only replace 1 or 2 plugs....

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:00 PM
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Great Write up, thx
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:29 PM
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Can i get a picture of this for the 2.3?
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